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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 20, 2006 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Stop and smell the roses

This isn't a question or reply to anything in particular, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying this site and the forum. I've been a "lurker" for some time, until recently when I decided to bust out, for better or worse. All of you guys (and gals where appropriate)have made this a highly entertaining and educational experience. It reminds me of the conversations we'd have in the back of my Cutlass Cruiser station wagon cruising down I-95 to Hampton or Richmond or (place your favorite destination here). It would usually be about 3 AM and we'd be too wired from seeing a show, or about to see one, to sleep so we'd all cram in the back, "lighten" up and start yakin. This forum has that same laid back feel to it, where everything is up for discussion, and despite it sometimes getting heated, everyone takes it in stride. Thanks, and I suppose it's my turn to drive now, anyone see a Denny's around here? I need some java.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 22, 2006 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

I drove to Vegas from LA and stopped into a denny's in barstow. Looked at the menu and for some reason ordered "Moon's over My-Hammy" because of the picture. When it came it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever seen- PLUS I hate ham! Brain lapse from the long trip I guess.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 20, 2006 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

I always though Denny's was the universal language for "Well the food's nasty, but it's 3 in the morning and if I don't eat something, my stomach will start eating itself" I lived for years in Boston and Pennsylvania before ending up in Arizona, but I thought Denny's were everywhere. Guess not. Maybe its for the best. As an alternative while plying the NJ Turnpike, there was always Bob's Big Boy (for anyone who is familiar with this, was I the only one who found the 50 foot tall Big Boy statues disturbing? Are they still there?)

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 22, 2006 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

"was I the only one who found the 50 foot tall Big Boy
statues disturbing?"

In Dublin, Ca there was(is still?) a small-i think 4-5'...or Danville? crap! anyway, the small ones are disturbing to me! let alone a 50' !! (were those blow-ups?)
shades of Ghostbusters if yer ripped!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 22, 2006 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Where in AZ? I'm in Tempe...

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 22, 2006 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Currently in NW Phoenix, but may be returning to East Coast sometime soon depending on employment situation in the Portland, ME area.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Sep 22, 2006 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

My sister lives in Portland, kind of fun little city. Great seafood, decent music scene. A buddy from college has a micro brew/restaurant there. If you go let me know and we'll hook ya up with a couple beers.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 22, 2006 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

I've got family in Freeport, but although there are some really cool shops, unless you are lobster fisherman, employment opportunities are somewhat limited, so I must gaze a little to the South and Portland. I like to think of it as a mini-Boston. Like you say, amazing seafood, history, good people, and not yet too huge. I grew up in the Boston area and having been away for many years, I would now very much like to return to the area; afterall, Fenway will always call to me.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Sep 22, 2006 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

My parents both grew up in Somerville. I was raised down on th MA/RI border in Adamsville (near Little Compton, westport, Tiverton). Direwolf here is a Foxboro-ite.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 22, 2006 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

You ever shop at the Borders in Glendale (arrowhead)? I eorked at that one until just last week, in Mesa now. Enjoy not feeling like I'm taking a road trip just to get to work. Lol!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 22, 2006 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

I've only been to arrowhead once or twice and I believe I may have gone into the Borders (I cannot pass by a book store without going in...Damn you Barnes & Noble with your in-house Starbucks!). Tell me about long commutes, I used to work on 92nd street and Shea, took me a little over an hour to get to work. That blew. Now I'm working around Scottsdale and Camelback, trimmed about 20 minutes off the trip, not great but defintely better. Although, thanks to my iPod now hooked into the car stereo, long road trips are not so bad anymore. Another huge bonus, I can now set my own schedule so I can come in early enough to beat any traffic (thanks to the population explosion in this town that means about 5:00 AM) and leave early enough to deal with stuff at home in the afternoon.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Sep 22, 2006 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Small world ain't it! Stay in touch email is cush212@yahoo.com Maybe swap a few tales over a brew sometime? Cush

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 20, 2006 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

'Dennys' -- i think i remember those from my drivin'-around days. They're down south, right? Geez, i miss those more-or-less carefree times.

However, i don't think there's any women on this forum. Isn't this a 'male-only' forum, by default?? Could be wrong of course (i often am), but it's just my perception anyway. Any women out there, better sound off now ... else you'll be relegated into non-existence.

Welcome, though.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Sep 20, 2006 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Is Denny's a regional chain? I thought they were everywhere.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 20, 2006 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Unfortunatly. " Allways open.." never good. Unless it's 2am and your drunk but I don't go out and drink anymore, besides if I did Taco Bell I think would take their place

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Poster: Simard Date: Sep 20, 2006 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

My wife tells me we went to a Denny's after Pittsburgh 6.30.95. I don't remember that ... but I do remember the Red Roof lost our reservation and put us (like 8 of us) in one of their function rooms that had a bunch of great big sofas and chairs, etc... also had a bunch of tvs, overhead projectors, a kitchen, and a long table. We had a meeting!

That night was the last time we saw Jerry.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Sep 20, 2006 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

There's 2 Denny's in New Hampshire that I know of..1 in Salem and 1 in Nashua..now..what I really wish we had is a Wafflehouse!



Jim

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Poster: JodyC Date: Sep 21, 2006 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Spent many years growing up around Lebanon, now the folks and bro live up around Littleton. Will be flying into Manchester in a couple weeks!

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Poster: Simard Date: Sep 20, 2006 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

from NH? I grew up in Exeter. Now in Philly. There's a faux-Dennys down here called Bob Evans. Everything's served in a gravy-boat.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Sep 21, 2006 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Denny's is alive and well in St. Louis, whcih by no coincidence is ranked one of the top 3 or so out of shape cities in the country. There is usually an hour wait or more Sunday mornings with the after church crowd. The Grand Slam breakfast is a winner though.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Sep 21, 2006 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

I think it was 1993 and I was sitting in a Denny's at about 3 am with 3 of my buddies after a show. As we are looking at the menus ,just as the waitress comes over, one of my buddies says, "What in the hell are we doing at a Denny's, we're in Vegas, there has to be better food somewhere!" We all realized he was right, got up and found some better food. It was just habit to find a Denny's at that time of the night/morning.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 20, 2006 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop and smell the roses

Man it seems to me that there was a Denny's situated about halfway between every venue the GD ever played at. I can remember countless late nights, washing down greasy breakfasts with weak coffee at 3 or 4 am to break up a six hour drive between shows.

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